Johnston breaks scoring record in loss to Huntingdon


Travis Luensmann

Corey Johnston scores his 56th career goal in a game against Huntingdon to set a program record.

Troy Walker, Sports Editor

The Tyrone/Bellwood-Antis co-op soccer team suffered its 10th loss of the year Saturday, in its last regular season game, by a score of 2-1 to Mountain League rival Huntington at home.

Despite the loss, B-A senior, and 2-time Mountain League MVP Corey Johnston scored the Golden Eagles lone goal for his 56th career goal, making him the teams all-time leading scorer.

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“I am very proud of the performances Corey has put on this year,” said Coach Alex Bartlett. “He not only captured the goal-scoring record but was an impactful players in every games.”

Corey broke the career scoring record, originally set by Bellwood alum Noah D’Angelo in 2015.

“Breaking the record is a big accomplishment,” Johnston said. “I have always thought about it in the back of my head, but I never put much thought into it until I was a couple goals away. Noah broke it when (Johnston’s brother) Blake played, and ever since then I wanted to break it and have my mark on Tyrone soccer.”

The mark has been made, even though the team lost its third straight match.

The co-op soccer team fell to a record of 6-10-1, and despite the sub .500 record, will go on to play Hollidaysburg in the District 6 3A championship game.

Tyrone has lost four games this season by 1 goal or less. In their game against Hollidaysburg in September, the Golden Eagles lost 3-0.

The title game will take place on Monday, October 28 at 7:30 at St. Francis University in Loretto.